Top things to do in Seattle

Top Choice Market in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Pike Place Market

A cavalcade of noise, smells, personalities, banter and urban theater sprinkled liberally around a spatially challenged waterside strip, Pike Place Market is Seattle in a bottle. In operation since 1907 and still as…
Top Choice Museum in Belltown & Seattle Center

Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP, the 'Experience Music Project') is an inspired marriage between super-modern architecture and legendary rock-and-roll history that sprang from the imagination (and pocket) of…
Top Choice Modern American in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Sitka & Spruce

The king of all locavore restaurants, Sitka & Spruce was the pilot project of celebrated Seattle chef Matt Dillon. It's since become something of an institution and a trendsetter, with its small country-kitchen …
Top Choice Museum in Belltown & Seattle Center

Chihuly Garden & Glass

Opened in 2012 and reinforcing Seattle’s position as the Venice of North America, this exquisite exposition of the life and work of dynamic local sculptor Dale Chihuly is possibly the finest collection of curated gl…
Top Choice Museum in Georgetown & West Seattle

Museum of Flight

It's no surprise that the city that spawned Boeing has stumped up with one of the nation's finest aviation museums, chronicling flight history from Kitty Hawk to the Concorde. It's a multifarious affair gluing toget…
Top Choice Landmark in Belltown & Seattle Center

Space Needle

This streamlined, modern-before-its-time tower built for the 1962 World’s Fair has been the city’s defining symbol for over 50 years. The needle anchors the complex now called the Seattle Center and draws over one m…
Top Choice Bakery in Georgetown & West Seattle

Bakery Nouveau

No discussion of Seattle’s best bakery omits Bakery Nouveau. The crumbly, craggy almond and chocolate croissants are as addictive as other substances far worse for your health.
Top Choice Canal in Ballard & Discovery Park

Hiram M Chittenden Locks

Seattle shimmers like an impressionist painting on sunny days at the Hiram M Chittenden Locks. Here, the freshwaters of Lake Washington and Lake Union drops 22ft into saltwater Puget Sound. You can stand inches away…
Top Choice Park in Belltown & Seattle Center

Olympic Sculpture Park

This smart urban-renewal project and outpost of the Seattle Art Museum was inaugurated in 2007 to widespread local approval. The terraced park is landscaped over railway tracks and overlooks Puget Sound with the dis…
Top Choice Park in Ballard & Discovery Park

Discovery Park

Hard to beat on a sunny spring day, this former military installation has been transformed into a wild coastal park, laced with walking trails and offering glimpses of the Olympic mountains across the water. Discove…